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01 December 2014

Meet our GIANT tree and a peek into our Woodland Thanksgiving

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Christmas decorating really hinges upon one major item, don't you think...
Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Christmas Tree

Thanks to Treetopia for sponsoring this week's DECK THE HALLS series.

NOW.  Let's dive right in, shall we.
Say Hello Mr. Fox.

Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree

The tree is decked out fully in golds and greens, based upon my favorite Christmas album EVER, 
Sugarland's Gold and Green  (and it is only like $5 now because it is old, but it is STILL so good!)
...and plays off the brown and green masses of waxy magnolia leaves we trimmed this fall.

Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree
Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree

Note the adorably wonky top piece of the tree with the star.

Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree

The kids snuck that star on the tree and I didn't have the heart to straighten it or put the "real" star up. Instead, I tucked the large tree toppers I had INTO the tree.  You will see the large white and brown snowflakes here and there and everywhere.  They are the traditional stars for the top of the tree, but I found them 90% off last year and bought them in bulk.  In fact, you might have noticed one in the Happy Thanksgiving photo here at the Nest last week:

Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree

The rest of the ornaments are all cheapies -- as many golds, whites and greens as I could find at garage sales this summer.

Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree

Forget all the fuzzy details though...
You want to see the whole thing, right?

Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree
Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree
Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree

This 10 footer Balsam Spruce from Treetopia makes a GRAND statement in this large space and anything smaller would have seemed too dinky. Setup, however, was not that bad.  The tree was prelit, so no light slinging and the tiers of the tree fold out from a central spine so they are a cinch to unhinge.  Each piece is labled with a number and it was honestly so simple our 8 year old had it figured out quickly.  

You might also notice the Thanksgiving table set up in front of the tree.  You read that right -- Thanksgiving.  I had the tree up and ready for Thanksgiving this year and have plans to change out the magnolia leaves as they dry for pretty red accents the closer we get to Christmas.  Why have a Christmas tree when you can have a winter tree that transitions from Thanksgiving to Christmas and enjoy it for longer??

Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree

The real show though is at night, every night, no matter how she is decorated.
The soft glow of lights is just magical, whether it is Christmas, Thanksgiving or even July.

Deck the Halls Treetopia Evergreen Winter Balsam Spruce Magnolia Woodland Christmas Tree


To enter to WIN YOUR tree, fill out the form above!

Did you miss the other Deck the Halls posts here at the Nest?

Tour the Courtyard and see the GIANT Woodland Christmas tree set for Thanksgiving  (and soon to be updated with reds for Christmastime!)
Check out my DIY Square Glass Glitter Striped Ornaments (say that 3 times fast!)
(coming soon!) Did you miss DECK the DOORS day? -- perhaps my favorite of the week!
(coming soon!) ...and last but not least we Deck the Hall with SCENTS!  
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6 COMMENTS:

Jessica Crandall Monday, December 01, 2014  

I decorated with a white christmas tree, with multi colored accents! mostly hot pink and turquoise. I know, not very traditional christmas colors at all. I have been wanting a treetopia tree! Mine I bought at a discount store and the "needles" are beginning to yellow due to poor quality. I would love to win your giveaway!

Christi Monday, December 01, 2014  

My "big" tree is decorated the same every year - family ornaments. We also have a santa tree, Nativity tree, bird tree, crazy colorful tree & camouflage tree. :-)

Tara @ Suburble Tuesday, December 02, 2014  

Ooooh... we did a "Frozen" themed tree this year! It's so much fun!

Amy Renea Tuesday, December 02, 2014  

Wow!! I love all the ideas! Camo? Frozen?? Turquoise?? sounds Awesome!!

Christi Tuesday, December 02, 2014  

And I neglected to say - your tree and courtyard are GORGEOUS! Wow!

Jessica C. Tuesday, December 02, 2014  

great idea, using fresh greenery!

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